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A Company of Authors

EVT 637
Apr 22
1:00—5:05 pm (PT)
Zoom online
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The sessions will be recorded and video links will be shared following the event.
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For the 20th consecutive year, a distinguished group of Stanford writers and editors will make a brief presentation about their recently published books.

This program is hosted by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford. Drop in, or even better, indulge yourself by spending the entire afternoon in the company of these bright, entertaining, and stimulating writers.

To register, click on Get Tickets.

Please note: The author list and event schedule are subject to change. Advance registration is required.


1:00 pm: Welcome (Peter Stansky)

1:05 - 1:35 pm: Literature and Art
Peter Stansky, Chair
Rebecca Richardson, Material Ambitions: Self-Help and Victorian Literature
Roanne Kantor, South Asian Writers, Latin American Literature, and the Rise of Global English
Richard Meyer, Master of the Two Left Feet: Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered

1:40 - 2:10 pm: Water, Books, and Trees
Tania Granoff, Chair
Margaret Cohen, The Underwater Eye: How the Movie Camera Opened the Depths and Unleashed New Realms of Fantasy
Denise Gigante, Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America
Alexander Nemerov, The Forest: A Fable of America in the 1830s

2:15 - 2:45 pm: The World About Us
Paul Robinson, Chair
Kathryn Gin Lum, Heathen: Religion and Race in American History

Scott Bukatman, Black Panther
James Sheehan, Essays on German History and Historians and Making the Modern Political Order: The Problem of the Nation State 

2:50 - 3:20 pm: Poetry and Proust
Cynthia Haven, Chair
Hilton Obenzinger, Witness 2017-2020

Peter N. Carroll, Talking to Strangers: Poetry of Everyday Life and This Land, These People: The 50 States
Joshua Landy, The World According to Proust

3:25 - 3:55 pm: Culture
Carolyn Lougee, Chair
Kathryn Olivarius, Necropolis: Disease, Power and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom
Richard Roberts, Conflicts of Colonialism: The Rule of Law, French Soudan, and Faama Mademba Sèye
Thomas Mullaney & Christopher Rea, Where Research Begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World)

4:00 - 4:30 pm: The Open World
Charles Junkerman, Chair
Carol Lynn McKibben, Salinas: A History of Race and Resilience in an Agricultural City
Susan Krieger, Are You Two Sisters?: The Journey of a Lesbian Couple
Richard Nevle & Steven Nightingale, The Paradise Notebooks: 90 Miles across the Sierra Nevada

4:35 - 5:05 pm: Changing the World
Larry Horton, Chair
Susan Wilner Golden, Stage (Not Age): How to Understand and Serve People Over 60—the Fastest Growing, Most Dynamic Market in the World

Ran Abramitzky & Leah Boustan, Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success
Philip Taubman, In the Nation’s Service: The Life and Times of George P. Shultz

5:05 pm: Closing Remarks
Peter Stansky, Chair

Books will be available for sale at a 10% discount from the Stanford Bookstore.

This program is co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center. Special thanks to the Stanford Bookstore.
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